Violins of Hope

We are thrilled to partner with the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago (JCC Chicago) and present Violins of Hope, an initiative that showcases Jewish stories of resilience, resistance and unity through a collection of Holocaust-era violins. The collection will be on display at the Ottawa Street Branch from August 7-September 7, 2023. Here is a... Continue Reading →

Thank You!

Thank you everyone who attended our Grand Reopening events! We had so much fun planning and showcasing our building to all ages! We hope you will come back and visit soon! Maker:0x4c,Date:2017-12-8,Ver:4,Lens:Kan03,Act:Lar01,E-Y,E-ver:20181102.5108589.002.000

It’s Moving Day!

Today is moving day at the Ottawa Street Branch for our adult collection. Books, computers and staff have been moved out of the Burnham Room on the second level and set up in their new home in the first level. Computers are available, but printing/scan/fax may be down until our technology team has the chance... Continue Reading →

Floor Plans

Check out our updated floor plans, highlighting furniture and collection placement. We can't wait to place all the new furniture and get the bulk our materials back out! We are still waiting on a lot of new furniture, and there is still work to be done in the play zone, DMS, and Adult Services areas.... Continue Reading →

Save the Date! Grand Reopening 2022

For the last several years, the Library Board and staff have been planning for the remodel project of the Ottawa Street Branch, and the time to unveil it is finally (almost!) here. Please save the date for September 24, 2022, when we will host our Grand Reopening Community Event at the Ottawa Street Branch to... Continue Reading →

Phase 3: Week 13

Our building renovation is really coming together as we continue through Week 13 of Phase 3 of construction. This week, we are awaiting the arrival of shelving and furniture. Once that furniture is here and assembled, our Adult Services materials will be moved to their first level home and reintegrated. The Burnham Room upstairs will... Continue Reading →

Project Burnham Photo Updates Phase 3

We are now entering phase 3! Check out the newly remodeled Youth Services department, which is now located on the second floor of the Ottawa Street Branch! With the commencement of phase 3, the Chicago street entrance is now closed until further notice due to the construction on the first floor. In the meantime, the... Continue Reading →

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